PGA DFS First Look: Rocket Mortgage Classic

Cut Rule:

  • Top 65 and ties (156 golfers in the field — at least 42% will make the cut)

Key Statistics for the Week

  • Strokes Gained Approach
  • Birdie or Better %
  • Strokes Gained Off the Tee
  • Strokes Gained Putting (Emphasis on Bent/Poa)

Yardage Specialists (based on holes at Detroit Golf Club)

  • Patrick Reed
  • Webb Simpson
  • Charley Hoffman
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Matt Jones

Salaries, Odds, and Course History

The % +/- columns show the difference in salaries and outright odds for each site.

Golfer Odds DK % +/- FD % +/- YH % +/- Cuts 2020 2019
Bryson DeChambeau 7 $11,400 0% $12,200 0% $50 0% 1/1 1 500
Patrick Reed 12 $10,900 0% $11,800 50% $43 100% 1/2 101 5
Webb Simpson 15 $10,600 0% $11,700 33% $47 -33% 1/1 8 500
Hideki Matsuyama 16 $10,400 0% $11,900 -50% $43 0% 2/2 21 13
Will Zalatoris 24 $10,000 0% $11,400 0% $43 -20% 0/0 500 500
Joaquin Niemann 24 $9,800 0% $11,200 17% $44 -50% 1/1 500 5
Jason Kokrak 24 $9,500 0% $11,300 -14% $38 57% 1/1 500 29
Matthew Wolff 31 $9,100 25% $10,900 25% $40 0% 1/2 2 112
Sungjae Im 31 $9,300 -11% $11,000 0% $42 -22% 2/2 53 21
Jason Day 31 $8,900 33% $10,800 22% $38 22% 0/1 74 500
Charley Hoffman 32 $8,800 18% $10,300 45% $38 0% 0/1 500 86
Kevin Kisner 35 $8,500 33% $11,100 -33% $34 117% 2/2 3 46
Cameron Tringale 38 $8,100 54% $10,700 -8% $37 23% 2/2 30 5
Keegan Bradley 41 $9,000 -21% $10,400 7% $35 57% 1/1 45 500
Bubba Watson 42 $9,200 -40% $10,600 -13% $36 13% 0/2 101 112
Emiliano Grillo 45 $8,200 19% $9,900 25% $36 6% 1/1 39 500
Gary Woodland 46 $8,600 -12% $10,200 0% $35 29% 0/1 500 93
Rickie Fowler 49 $8,700 -22% $10,500 -22% $35 22% 2/2 12 46
Garrick Higgo 50 $8,300 -5% $9,900 5% $38 -42% 0/0 500 500
Doc Redman 54 $7,900 15% $10,100 -10% $34 30% 2/2 21 2
Max Homa 55 $8,400 -19% $9,800 5% $39 -52% 1/1 500 42
Brendon Todd 58 $7,900 5% $9,400 36% $36 -23% 1/1 57 500
Si Woo Kim 60 $8,000 -9% $9,700 4% $38 -52% 1/2 57 147
Alexander Noren 70 $7,600 25% $9,500 17% $31 38% 0/1 136 500
Lanto Griffin 71 $7,500 36% $9,300 28% $33 16% 1/1 21 500
Kyle Stanley 73 $7,600 15% $9,600 0% $23 146% 1/2 117 21
Brandt Snedeker 76 $7,700 0% $9,800 -19% $28 59% 1/2 101 5
Chris Kirk 78 $7,400 36% $9,200 21% $36 -39% 1/1 21 500
Maverick McNealy 80 $7,700 -7% $9,100 24% $34 -10% 1/1 8 500
Lucas Glover 80 $7,800 -17% $9,700 -20% $32 3% 1/1 21 500
Phil Mickelson 81 $8,000 -32% $10,000 -39% $40 -74% 0/0 500 500
Harold Varner 82 $7,800 -22% $9,500 -13% $36 -47% 1/2 30 93
Chez Reavie 87 $7,600 -9% $9,600 -21% $25 67% 0/1 500 112
Adam Hadwin 88 $7,500 0% $9,400 -12% $35 -35% 1/1 4 500
Sepp Straka 96 $7,700 -23% $8,900 17% $25 57% 2/2 8 11
Danny Willett 97 $7,400 6% $8,900 14% $25 53% 1/1 4 500
Kramer Hickok 100 $7,600 -19% $8,700 27% $20 111% 0/2 147 112
Charles Howell 104 $7,100 34% $9,200 -11% $30 -3% 1/1 500 35
Erik Van Rooyen 105 $7,400 -3% $9,300 -18% $27 26% 0/1 136 500
Troy Merritt 106 $7,100 28% $8,800 10% $25 38% 1/2 8 130
Matt Jones 106 $7,300 2% $9,000 -7% $29 -5% 0/2 88 93
Ryan Armour 107 $7,500 -19% $8,300 48% $21 76% 2/2 4 46
Mackenzie Hughes 111 $7,200 7% $9,100 -16% $33 -33% 1/1 500 21
Pat Perez 113 $7,500 -23% $8,900 -7% $22 55% 1/1 45 500
Russell Knox 120 $7,200 2% $8,400 29% $22 51% 0/1 88 500
Luke List 120 $7,300 -7% $8,700 4% $24 33% 1/2 21 136
Mark Hubbard 124 $7,300 -11% $8,400 23% $21 57% 1/1 12 500
Patton Kizzire 130 $7,400 -21% $8,800 -8% $31 -31% 0/2 117 93
Doug Ghim 130 $7,000 14% $8,500 10% $24 22% 0/1 101 500
Brice Garnett 131 $7,000 12% $8,500 8% $20 56% 1/1 500 17
Hank Lebioda 132 $7,200 -10% $8,200 29% $20 53% 0/2 117 86
Joel Dahmen 134 $7,000 8% $8,400 12% $29 -25% 0/0 500 500
Tom Lewis 139 $7,200 -13% $8,300 17% $20 47% 1/1 12 500
Nate Lashley 140 $6,900 15% $8,300 15% $20 44% 1/2 74 1
Matthew NeSmith 142 $6,800 24% $9,000 -31% $27 -11% 0/0 500 500
Sebastian Munoz 142 $7,300 -24% $8,200 20% $29 -29% 0/2 117 93
Brian Stuard 143 $7,000 -2% $8,100 23% $20 37% 2/2 30 5
Henrik Norlander 144 $6,800 17% $8,000 28% $26 -10% 1/1 12 500
Scott Stallings 145 $7,100 -14% $8,600 -15% $22 15% 2/2 39 64
Patrick Rodgers 145 $6,900 5% $8,800 -25% $22 15% 1/1 45 500
Joseph Bramlett 145 $6,700 27% $8,600 -15% $20 32% 0/1 101 500
Kevin Chappell 147 $6,900 0% $7,800 32% $20 26% 1/1 62 500
Cameron Davis 148 $7,200 -27% $8,700 -25% $31 -48% 0/2 74 130
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 150 $7,000 -13% $8,000 16% $24 -6% 0/1 147 500
Martin Laird 151 $6,900 -5% $7,900 20% $28 -34% 0/1 500 86
Adam Long 151 $6,700 15% $8,500 -17% $29 -40% 0/1 500 74
Andrew Putnam 152 $7,100 -24% $8,300 -7% $21 10% 0/1 147 500
Beau Hossler 154 $7,000 -18% $8,400 -15% $20 15% 0/2 147 86
Danny Lee 155 $6,700 9% $9,000 -45% $20 13% 1/1 500 21
Dylan Frittelli 157 $6,800 -3% $7,900 11% $28 -39% 1/1 500 46
Cameron Champ 158 $6,700 6% $8,600 -30% $32 -56% 2/2 12 46
Richy Werenski 159 $6,900 -14% $8,100 -3% $24 -17% 1/2 21 150
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 159 $7,100 -30% $7,900 7% $31 -55% 1/2 45 93
Nick Taylor 164 $6,700 1% $8,000 0% $26 -30% 1/1 500 35
Bo Hoag 170 $6,800 -9% $7,500 25% $21 -1% 0/1 88 500
Byeong Hun An 177 $6,600 9% $8,200 -13% $30 -51% 1/1 500 13
Scott Piercy 177 $6,800 -11% $8,000 -3% $23 -16% 0/0 500 500
Will Gordon 180 $6,600 6% $8,600 -36% $20 0% 0/1 101 500
Austin Eckroat 182 $6,700 -5% $7,800 4% $20 -1% 0/0 500 500
Vaughn Taylor 186 $6,600 4% $7,600 13% $20 -3% 1/1 500 46
Tom Hoge 189 $6,700 -7% $7,600 11% $25 -32% 1/2 136 64
Chesson Hadley 189 $6,600 2% $8,500 -33% $20 -4% 0/2 74 141
Chase Seiffert 195 $6,600 0% $7,700 4% $20 -6% 0/1 88 500
Robert Streb 195 $6,500 10% $7,500 13% $22 -18% 0/2 136 74
Rory Sabbatini 198 $6,900 -27% $8,200 -22% $28 -49% 1/2 155 3
Davis Thompson 200 $6,800 -21% $7,000 29% $20 -9% 0/0 500 500
James Hahn 207 $6,400 15% $7,700 -1% $27 -44% 0/1 117 500
Satoshi Kodaira 207 $6,800 -22% $7,900 -10% $20 -10% 0/1 500 141
Michael Thompson 207 $6,600 -5% $8,100 -20% $28 -51% 1/2 64 93
Adam Schenk 209 $6,500 1% $7,700 -4% $20 -13% 2/2 30 42
Denny McCarthy 211 $6,600 -9% $7,600 -1% $28 -53% 1/1 500 21
J.B. Holmes 213 $6,500 -1% $7,100 16% $20 -15% 1/1 500 21
Vincent Whaley 223 $6,500 -2% $7,700 -8% $20 -16% 0/1 145 500
Roger Sloan 227 $6,500 -3% $7,400 4% $20 -17% 1/2 74 21
Harry Higgs 230 $6,600 -13% $7,600 -5% $26 -45% 1/1 70 500
Camilo Villegas 236 $6,700 -22% $7,800 -15% $22 -29% 0/0 500 500
Curtis Thompson 255 $6,500 -6% $7,100 10% 0/0 500 500
Jimmy Walker 266 $6,500 -7% $8,100 -29% $20 -20% 1/2 131 21
Jason Dufner 273 $6,500 -8% $7,500 -5% $20 -21% 0/2 101 74
Tyler McCumber 277 $6,200 19% $7,100 7% $20 -22% 0/1 88 500
Bo Van Pelt 277 $6,400 0% $7,000 11% $20 -22% 1/1 68 500
Bronson Burgoon 282 $6,400 -2% $7,300 0% $20 -24% 1/2 88 35
Sam Ryder 282 $6,300 7% $7,800 -20% $20 -24% 0/2 74 74
Anirban Lahiri 282 $6,400 -2% $7,500 -8% $20 -24% 1/1 500 42
J.J. Spaun 298 $6,500 -13% $7,400 -7% $20 -26% 2/2 30 13
Rob Oppenheim 300 $6,400 -6% $7,000 5% $20 -26% 0/1 131 500
Peter Malnati 305 $6,400 -7% $7,000 4% $23 -40% 1/2 74 29
Robby Shelton 311 $6,400 -7% $7,000 3% $20 -28% 0/1 101 500
Cameron Percy 315 $6,300 0% $7,000 2% $20 -28% 0/1 101 500
Aaron Baddeley 327 $6,400 -9% $7,100 -3% $20 -29% 0/1 117 500
Tyler Duncan 341 $6,400 -10% $7,400 -12% $20 -30% 1/2 53 112
Brandon Hagy 350 $6,200 6% $7,200 -8% $23 -43% 1/1 39 500
Austin Cook 364 $6,200 5% $7,200 -9% $20 -31% 1/2 39 93
Chris Baker 373 $6,300 -4% $7,000 -3% $20 -32% 1/1 45 500
Ted Potter 380 $6,300 -5% $7,000 -3% $20 -32% 2/2 66 5
John Pak 386 $6,300 -6% $7,000 -4% $20 -33% 0/0 500 500
Kristoffer Ventura 414 $6,200 2% $7,400 -16% $20 -33% 1/1 21 500
Luke Donald 414 $6,300 -7% $7,000 -5% $20 -33% 2/2 53 46
Rafael Campos 414 $6,000 20% $7,000 -5% $20 -33% 0/0 500 500
Kevin Tway 423 $6,200 -1% $7,000 -8% $20 -35% 0/2 117 74
Jonas Blixt 427 $6,100 7% $7,000 -8% $20 -36% 1/1 500 29
Sung Kang 436 $6,300 -11% $7,200 -16% $20 -36% 0/1 500 112
Rhein Gibson 436 $6,100 6% $7,000 -9% $20 -36% 1/1 45 500
Andrew Landry 445 $6,300 -12% $7,200 -17% $20 -37% 1/1 500 59
Scott Harrington 459 $6,300 -13% $7,000 -11% $20 -38% 1/1 39 500
Sean O’Hair 459 $6,000 12% $7,000 -11% $20 -38% 0/0 500 500
Mark Anderson 473 $6,100 2% $7,000 -13% $20 -39% 1/1 64 500
Scott Brown 477 $6,300 -15% $7,000 -13% $20 -39% 0/2 74 74
Grayson Murray 491 $6,200 -8% $7,000 -14% $20 -40% 0/1 88 500
David Hearn 500 $6,000 8% $7,000 -15% $20 -40% 0/1 88 500
Michael Gligic 500 $6,200 -8% $7,000 -15% $20 -40% 0/1 117 500
Michael Gellerman 500 $6,000 8% $7,000 -15% $20 -40% 1/1 45 500
Ryan Brehm 500 $6,100 -1% $7,000 -15% $20 -40% 0/1 101 500
Ben Taylor 500 $6,100 -1% $7,000 -15% $20 -40% 0/1 88 500
Fabian Gomez 500 $6,200 -8% $7,000 -15% $20 -40% 1/2 30 141
Brian Gay 500 $6,200 -8% $7,000 -15% $20 -40% 0/2 156 74
D.J. Trahan 509 $6,200 -13% $7,000 -19% $20 -43% 0/1 147 500
Sebastian Cappelen 532 $6,100 -7% $7,000 -20% $20 -43% 0/1 136 500
K.J. Choi 536 $6,100 -7% $7,000 -20% $20 -44% 0/0 500 500
Jim Knous 536 $6,100 -8% $7,000 -21% $20 -44% 0/0 500 500
Nelson Ledesma 568 $6,100 -9% $7,000 -21% $20 -45% 0/1 147 500
William McGirt 591 $6,100 -9% $7,000 -22% $20 -45% 0/0 500 500
Nick Watney 614 $6,100 -10% $7,000 -22% $20 -45% 1/1 500 46
Willie Mack 718 $6,000 -3% $7,000 -23% 0/0 500 500
Matt Every 864 $6,000 -3% $7,000 -23% $20 -46% 0/1 74 500
Harrison Frazar 909 $6,000 -4% $7,000 -24% $20 -47% 0/0 500 500
Michael Kim 909 $6,000 -4% $7,000 -24% $20 -47% 0/2 117 153
Hunter Mahan 909 $6,000 -4% $7,000 -24% $20 -47% 0/1 500 136
Kevin Stadler 909 $6,000 -4% $7,000 -24% $20 -47% 0/0 500 500
Martin Trainer 1045 $6,000 -7% $7,000 -26% $20 -48% 0/2 117 130
Jeff Roth 1136 $6,000 -7% $7,000 -26% $20 -48% 0/0 500 500

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